About this listing
A bright & comfy double room with private bathroom. A true living in York experience! Central & stylish 120 year old townhouse with cafés, shops, bars in York's most fashionable area. Easy going, safe & friendly. 5 Star reviews. Popular - book early!
Your room is on the top (2nd floor) of our central Victorian town house. It is warm, tranquil and bright with a comfy double bed, fresh sheets, towels and tea & coffee making facilities. You have a private bathroom on the floor below and there is a quiet drawing room for your use on the ground floor. With your own key you can come and go as you please - very much your own space. There is car parking on the street outside. We are a busy family so you may not see a lot of us during your stay.
Our traditional home in central York is over 120 years old. It is easy going, relaxed and friendly. We are lucky to live in York’s most fashionable area with a great range of local cafes, shops, restaurants and traditional pubs. Truly unique for this city and as travellers ourselves we know these small things really count.
Check out our great reviews for amazing local breakfast and late night food options right on your doorstep. Please note: We don't currently provide breakfast.
There's a well stocked store open until midnight seven days a week and we particularly recommend the local fish and chips. Life just couldn't be easier!
Only a few minutes’ walk of the medieval centre, old city walls and the rail and bus stations the location is superb. No waiting for taxis, buses or long walks back after a long day seeing the sights. As lifelong 'Yorkies' we have endless personal recommendations, maps and guidebooks waiting for you.
If you love to cycle, we are on the local and national cycle networks with very easy access to all York attractions, universities and colleges. Bicycles can be hired locally and secure safe parking is provided.
There is a bus stop outside our house for those exploring further afield. The York Tour bus passes by and you can hop on and off as you please. Be sure to wave!
Across the road is a riverside park with a fabulous reading café and the renowned York racecourse with amazing Saturday morning flea market is nearby (people come from all over Europe for this).
On departure, don't be carrying bags around. Pick them up later en-route to the nearby rail and bus stations.
We are open to ideas so get in touch and we will seek to accommodate. We have hosted lots of world travellers, students, academics, workers, couples, single travellers, honeymooners and cyclists in recent months and received 100 per cent amazing reviews.
If you'd like to check out the local scene search: oneandother OR: bishyroad. We really look forward to meeting you!...
Come and go as you please with your own key. Your room is on the top floor and private bathroom on the floor below. We have a young family so currently do not offer access to cooking facilities (i.e. Kitchen) or provide breakfast, though things can happily be stored in the fridge. Downstairs doors are often shut for child safety reasons so don't be afraid to knock if you'd like to talk with us.
Interaction with Guests
We are relaxed though busy family and you may not see a lot of us during your stay.
Fashionable part of town with great cafes, shops and pubs on fringe of city centre
Parking on street outside and very close to rail station, taxis, busses etc
Other Things to Note
The neighbourhood is lovely with lots to offer visitors including local park, river walk and 2 minutes from city walls
Our house is a family home. There's a large quiet drawing room on the ground floor for reading, internet etc. There's no TV or shared living space and currently no access to the kitchen. You may not see a lot of us during your stay but please feel free to come and find us if you need information or help. Downstairs doors are often shut for child safety reasons.
We were made very welcome by Julia and her family (including the young children) and everything was exactly as described in the listing. The house is a beautiful character Victorian property situated in a vey pleasant area of York, an easy 15 mins walk into the centre of town. Highly recommended.
Beautiful room in a beautiful house. Location is fabulous, right next to 'Bishy Road' shops and restaurant. Julia was the prefect host giving plenty of info when asked.
A lovely room and only a short walk into York! Julia was a great host would definitely stay again!
Julia's home was so beautiful and comfortable, I really love it !The room is so pretty.I hope come back again!
Great stay at Julia's, she was super helpful with local suggestions and the room was just as described. Would definitely recommend.
Very nice experience, bedroom and restroom both both very clean, Julia is a very nice host, we enjoyed our time a lot in York!
About the Host, Julia
We love living in York and make good use of its many cultural attractions. We are into music, politics and current affairs and I am a trustee of a local community space. I grew up by the sea and return as often as I can. We travel regularly and prefer the 'make it up as you go along' approach. If money was no object we would live in Venice.